Super Bowl LI Picks: Seahawks over Steelers According to NFL Season Simulation

August 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seattle Seahawks came up short in Super Bowl XL against the Pittsburgh Steelers, losing that title game by a score of 21-10 back in February 2006. According to a simulation from a predictive score modeling site, though, Seattle will finally get its revenge this season.
The Seahawks, just third on the odds to win Super Bowl LI at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark for the season ahead, are nevertheless the projected winner of February's big game at PredictionMachine.com.
The stat gurus at that website ran a simulation of the 2016 NFL season 50,000 times, and the Seahawks came out as the Super Bowl LI champions 11.7 percent of the time—tops in the league. That would be a two-round improvement for the Seahawks over last season, when they were knocked out in the divisional round by the Carolina Panthers.
The Steelers, meanwhile, were crowned AFC champions in 14.8 percent of the simulations, making them the most common AFC participant in the Super Bowl over the New...

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